QCAT is an independent tribunal that resolves disputes in a manner that is accessible, quick and inexpensive.

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) is an independent, accessible tribunal that efficiently resolves disputes on a range of matters.

The tribunal’s purpose is to provide a quick, inexpensive avenue to resolve disputes between parties and make decisions.

Our vision

Fair and just outcomes

Our mission

To actively resolve disputes in a way that is fair, just, accessible, quick and inexpensive.

What we do

We resolve disputes and make and review decisions about:

QCAT commenced on 1 December 2009, the result of combining 18 tribunals and 23 jurisdictions into one tribunal.

Organisational structure

QCAT is part of the justice services division of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. The Minister responsible for QCAT is the Honourable Shannon Fentiman, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

The QCAT President and Deputy President lead the tribunal that includes members, adjudicators and the registry.

The registry manages the tribunal’s administration.

Our strategic plan

These four strategic plan priorities (PDF, 369.5 KB) are the foundation for QCAT continuing to deliver fair and just outcomes. Annual key commitments underpin each priority.

  • Engaging with the community
  • Service delivery
  • Effective dispute resolution
  • Managing the tribunal.